Rank #1: The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch
A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.
Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous.
Our guest is a multiple award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation and argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavour.
This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach. We are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.
He applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species.
We welcome David Deutsch, Fellow of the Royal Society, a pioneer in quantum computing, visiting Professor of physics at the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University, multiple TED Talker, optimist and author of The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World.
What David calls good explanations.
Error as unavoidable in the growth of knowledge.
The misconception that knowledge needs authority to be genuine or reliable
All scientific theories are testable conjectures
Every explanation begins with conjecture
The growth of knowledge consists of correcting misconceptions in our theories
The Principle of Mediocrity
The Spaceship Earth metaphor
We touch very lightly on the Multiverse
More about David here:
Feb 12 2019
Rank #2: Ep 7 - Ian Paul on Innovation in Adult, James Corbett on VR, Garry Connolly on Host in Ireland
Oct 20 2016
Rank #3: The Yes Brain Child: More Resilient, Independent and Creative Kids with Dr Tina Payne Bryson
Children can often act out or shut down when faced with a setback or a tricky issue like homework, food or screen time. Our guest calls the ‘No Brain’ response. But you can help develop the ability to cope, solve their own problems and thrive by nurturing the ‘Yes Brain’.
Drawing on her successful work with thousands of parents and children from all backgrounds, our guest provides the advice, tools and activities to help parents and children of all ages.
This is what the ‘Yes Brain’ approach looks like in action:
*A 5-year-old boy thinks about his first day at school and says, ‘I’m nervous but I’ll give it a try.’
*An 8-year-old girl says, ‘I’d like to join the football team, even though none of my friends like football.’
*A 14-year-old boy looks at a test he’s earned a D- for and says, ‘That’s not the mark I wanted but it’s not the end of the world. I’ll ask the teacher how I can improve.’
I would like to add to all that a Yes Brain is what we need in business environments today. A mind open to possibility and with the ability to control emotion and recognise when fear is a blocker. So please do listen to this show as a parent, a corporate innovator, change-maker or out of pure curiosity.
We welcome the author of “The Yes Brain Child: Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative”, Dr Tina Payne Bryson, thank you
Yes and No brains
The Prefrontal Cortex
Social and Emotional Intelligence
Intuition and Morality
Simple tools to help activate the Yes Brain
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Aug 08 2019
Rank #4: Scott Galloway on the 4 horsemen, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon
Mar 14 2017
Rank #5: Transforming Legacy Organizations with Kris Østergaard
Conventional business wisdom views innovation as the biggest advantage startups have over large, established organizations, often referred to as legacy organizations.
This belief is false, especially when considering that 70% of all startups fail within 20 months of their first venture round. The truth is innovation initiatives of legacy organizations have far better chances of succeeding.
Organizations with superior resources—money, customers, suppliers, data, employees, infrastructure—can overcome challenges from new entrepreneurial ventures: knowing how to leverage their underutilized advantage is key for achieving sustained, long-term innovation success.
More about Kris here: https://krisoestergaard.com/ https://su.org/about/faculty/kris-ostergaard/
May 14 2020
Rank #6: Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder
Our guest’s book aims to reverse that statistic.
In the tradition of his global bestseller Business Model Generation, this practical guide contains a library of hands-on techniques for rapidly testing new business ideas.
Testing Business Ideas explains how systematically testing business ideas dramatically reduces the risk and increases the likelihood of success for any new venture or business project.
It builds on the internationally popular Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas by integrating Assumptions mapping and other powerful lean startup-style experiments. Testing Business Ideas uses an engaging 4-colour format to:
Increase the success of any venture and decrease the risk of wasting time, money, and resources on bad ideas
Close the knowledge gap between strategy and experimentation/validation.
Identify and test your key business assumptions with the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas.
The book features practical tips for making major decisions that are not based on intuition and guesses.
Testing Business Ideas shows leaders how to encourage an experimentation mindset within their organisation and make experimentation a continuous, repeatable process.
More about Alex here:
Feb 20 2020
Rank #7: The Humachine: Humans, Machines, & the Future of Enterprise with John Wood
What started as an inquiry into how executives can adopt AI to harness the best of human and machine capabilities turned into a much more profound rumination on the future of humanity and enterprise. It is a wake-up call for business leaders across all sectors of the economy. Not only should you implement AI regardless of your industry, but once you do, you should fight to stay true to your purpose, your ethical convictions, indeed your humanity, even as our organisations continue to evolve. While not holding any punches about the dangers posed by AI, today’s guest uniquely surveys where technology is limited, and where the true opportunities lie amidst all the disruptive change that is currently underway.
Weak Human + Machine + Better Process > Strong Human + Machine + Inferior Process
More about John here:
Apr 22 2020
Rank #8: EP 29: What is your AQ? Grit, Resilience and Growth Mindset, A Leadership Special
Mar 23 2017
Rank #9: EP 133: The Persuasion Code, Neuromarketing with Patrick Renvoisé
Today’s guest is the founder of SalesBrain, the world’s first Neuromarketing agency, built upon two decades of research on the effect of advertising and sales messages on the human brain to create a breakthrough persuasion strategy. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, media psychology and behavioural economics, today’s guest makes understanding the complex science of persuasion simple.
We will discuss the award-winning persuasion model, NeuroMap™, a science-based, comprehensive yet simple step-by-step process that helps develop successful marketing and sales messages.
This strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success.
Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick Renvoise
This strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success.
Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick Renvoisé
We share some of the 188 cognitive biases
We talk recency bias and primacy bias
We share the candy equation, the gain maximisation bet and the loss avoidance bet
We discuss how the biases can be unlocked to maximise our sales or marketing messages
Patrick shares what is happening with our brains and our emotions and how they impact and guide our choices
Patrick shows how marketers need to create the emotion that nudges people towards your product and brand
Patrick discusses how we can unlock sales using the Salesbrain models and NeuroMap
Patrick shares the 6 stimuli for persuasive messages
We discuss the 6 persuasion elements and the 7 persuasion catalysts
More about Patrick Renvoisé and Neuromarketing here:
The book is here:
Nov 26 2018
Rank #10: EP 104: The Importance of Energy, Diverse Thinkers, Empaths and Intuitive Thinking
We are forever in a rush In a high-tech volatile society, we barely have time to enjoy our lives and we tolerate tired joyless states. We talk to the pioneer of energy psychiatry Judith Orloff M.D.
Judith is a psychiatrist, an empath and intuitive healer, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty.
She synthesises the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Judith also specialises in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice.
She passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve total wellness.
Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah and USA Today.
We talk about recognising energy vampires, energy zones, diversity, innovation, tuning in to our intuition and some tips for us to use in the workplace to avoid workaholism and burnout.
You can find out more about Judith and her books here: https://drjudithorloff.com/
Jun 08 2018
Rank #11: Coronavirus Talking Points for Parents : A Whole-Brain Child Approach with Dr Tina Payne Bryson
Tina joins us to explain how we can guide children through the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at TinaBryson.com.
Apr 02 2020
Rank #12: The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth - Amy C. Edmondson
Dec 12 2019
Rank #13: EP 149: The Gold Mine Effect with Rasmus Ankersen
Why have the best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village?
Why are the leading female golfers from South Korea?
How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed in producing so many world-class sprinters?
Our guest presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.
This book is not about sport, it’s about identifying and nurturing talent. In a knowledge economy, talent is a competitive advantage, but bus8ness leaders and coaches alike don’t often know how to identify talent, even when it’s right in front of them.
We welcome the author of The Gold Mine Effect Rasmus Ankersen
The Challenge of identifying talent
Why we overlook talent
The child prodigy problem
Traits of the best coaches
How to nurture talent
How parents should nurture talent
The balance of parent involvement
More about Rasmus here: https://www.rasmusankersen.com/
Mar 10 2019
Rank #14: EP 107: Be More Pirate with social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende
Be More Pirate draws parallels between the strategy and innovation of legends like Henry Morgan with modern-day rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Blockchain, and reveals how to apply their tactics to life and work today.
Social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende shares the parallels and the principles we can draw to make a difference in our world today for the generations of tomorrow.
Sam shares the 5 key principles practised by pirates, which we can use today:
Rebel - stand up to status quo
Rewrite - bend and rewrite rules
Reorganise - collaborate to achieve scale
Redistribute - fairness, share power
Retell - weaponise your story to establish and spread their legacy
Sam leaves us with the profound message of C.S. Lewis “Good and evil increase at compound interest. That’s why the little decisions we make every day are of infinite importance. the smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may go on to victories you never dreamed of”.
You can find out more about Sam and the book here:
https://www.samconniff.com/ https://www.bemorepirate.com/ http://livity.co.uk/
Jun 26 2018
Rank #15: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness with Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
How stem cells work
How we could increase the length of our lives
How we should encourage children
The subconscious versus the conscious mind
How we download negative programming as childen
How we self sabotage
How we mostly end up like our parents
How changing your consciousness changes the character of your life
The Placebo Effect
The Nocebo Effect
Why Love is important
95% of the day we are self critical
How we sabotage our relationships
Solutions for how to reprogramme our subconscious
More about Bruce here:
May 31 2019
Rank #16: EP 144: “Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart" with Howard Ross
We are living in a time of mounting political segregation that threatens to tear us apart as a unified society. The result is that we are becoming increasingly tribal, and the narratives of life that we get exposed to on a daily basis have become echo chambers in which we hear our beliefs reinforced and others' beliefs demonised.
At the core of tribalism exists a paradox: as humans, we are hardwired with the need to belong, which ends up making us deeply connected with some yet deeply divided from others.
When these tribes are formed out of fear of the "other," on topics such as race, immigration status, religion, or partisan politics, we resort to an "us versus them" attitude.
Especially in the digital age, when we are all interconnected in one way or another, these tensions seep into our daily lives and we become secluded with our self-identified tribes.
Today's guest explores how our human need to belong is the driving force behind the increasing division of our world.
Drawing upon decades of leadership experience, he probes the depth of tribalism, examines the role of social media in exacerbating it, and offers tactics for how to combat it.
Filled with tested practices for opening safe and honest dialogue in the workplace and challenges to confront our own tendencies to bond with those who are like us, his book “Our Search for Belonging” is a powerful statement of hope in a disquieting time.
We welcome diversity and inclusion expert and author of “Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart” Howard J. Ross
Why we tend to form tribes
Race and Gender
The Toilet Assumption
More about Howard here:
https://www.amazon.com/Our-Search-Belonging-Connect-Tearing/dp/1523095032 http://everydaybias.com/ https://twitter.com/HowardJRoss
Feb 06 2019
Rank #17: EP 81: Leveraging the Experience Economy, Smartbox CEO John Perkins
We talk experience economy, the gifting market and company culture.
More here www.smartbox.com
Jan 24 2018
Rank #18: The Molecule of More: How Dopamine Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity with Daniel Z. Lieberman
Why is addiction perfectly logical to an addict?
Why does love change so quickly from passion to indifference?
Why are some people, die-hard liberals and others hardcore conservatives?
Why are we always hopeful for solutions even in the darkest times—and so good at figuring them out?
The answer is found in a single chemical in your brain: dopamine.
Dopamine ensured the survival of early man.
Thousands of years later, it is the source of our most basic behavioUrs and cultural ideas—and progress itself.
Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more—more stuff, more stimulation, more surprises.
In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality.
We welcome the author of “The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and will Determine the Fate of the Human Race.” Daniel Z. Lieberman
More about Daniel here:
Tags: The Molecule of More, Dopamine, Creativity, Addiction, ADHD, Love, Lust, Daniel Z. Lieberman
Jan 02 2020
Rank #19: EP 109: How to Be a Samurai Listener with Cash Nickerson
President of PDS Tech and multiple author and martial artist Cash Nickerson shares how to become a more confident and effective negotiator, listener, speaker, and leader using the way of the Samurai.
The martial arts skills of the Samurai revolve around politeness, self-control, and honesty. By using these traits as business strategies, you will develop an especially powerful tool for dealing with the subtle attacks we often face from colleagues, clients, and others competing for control, eager to succeed at our expense.
We discuss specific pitfalls and specially designed exercises to improve all of your interpersonal interactions. Cash Nickerson draws upon more than thirty years of experience in human resources, the workforce, and his training in martial arts to offer expert instruction to help anyone eager to be more successful.
You can find out more about Cash here: http://cashnickerson.com/
Jul 09 2018
Rank #20: Artificial Intelligence in Practice with Bernard Marr
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are cited as the most important modern business trends to drive success. AI is used in areas ranging from banking and finance to social media and marketing. This technology continues to provide innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes, sectors and industries.
Understand some key terminology accessibly
Expand your knowledge of recent AI advancements in technology
Gain insight into the future of AI and its increasing role in business and industry
Realise some threats and opportunities that AI brings to industry, society and humanity
More about Bernard here: https://www.bernardmarr.com
Oct 24 2019